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BY : Word Travels | 2010

Sunny, seductive Sydney is a high contender for the title of the world's most ideal city. It is slick and smart, the streets are clean, the neighbourhoods and busy pedestrian precincts pristine, the parks sublime, the water in the huge harbour blue,...

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Greens say they bugged Japan whaling ship

BY : | 2008

Environmentalists say they planted bugs aboard a Japanese whaling ship that has allowed them to dog the entire Antarctic fleet.The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society said Monday its shipload of activists was able to keep pace with the seven-ship...

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'Wolverine' starts shooting in Australia

BY : | 2008

Australian actor Hugh Jackman has started filming his star-studded superhero movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine in Sydney Monday.The new prequel to the three X-Men blockbusters, in which Jackman previously played Wolverine, boasts a cast that includes...

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Report: Stewart and wife not expecting

BY : | 2008

British rocker Rod Stewart and his wife Penny are not expecting a child despite rumors to the contrary, it was reported Saturday.While there has been speculation Stewart's 36-year-old wife may be expecting another child, a spokesman for the...

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Closed reactor causes medicine shortage

BY : | 2008

Delays in restarting a new nuclear reactor in Australia have forced the country to ration radiopharmaceuticals needed for medical tests.The Lucas Heights nuclear reactor was shut down in July when uranium fuel plates came loose, forcing Australia to...

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Cardboard PM disrupts Parliament

BY : | 2008

A life-sized cardboard cutout of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd reportedly drew a raucous response from Parliament Friday.The Sydney Morning Herald reported the prime minister's critics waved the likeness in protest of the Labor leader's...

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Jealous husband apologizes for killing

BY : | 2008

A jealous husband convicted of killing his estranged wife's lover and cutting off his penis apologized this week during his sentencing hearing in Australia.During his hearing in New South Wales Supreme Court, Gabor Ziha said he was sorry for killing...

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Farrell honored to take over Ledger role

BY : | 2008

Irish actor Colin Farrell said he was honored to be asked to fill in for late actor Heath Ledger in the upcoming film The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.Ledger died last month while on a break from filming Terry Gilliam's fantasy movie. Farrell,...

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Man claims not in control during killing

BY : | 2008

An Australian man testified he was not in control of himself when he stabbed his estranged wife's boyfriend to death and cut off the victim's penis.Gabor Ziha said he drove past his estranged wife's house on the eve of their wedding anniversary, saw...

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Aussie pay freeze idea gets icy reception

BY : | 2008

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's suggestion that private companies temporarily freeze wages for the country's top businessmen has fallen on deaf ears.Macquarie Bank, where retiring Chief Executive Allan Moss made $33 million a year, declined...

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Dawson, 'Australia's first cowboy,' dies

BY : | 2008

Herbert Smoky Dawson, the country music legend known as Australia's first cowboy, died after a short illness at age 94.A spokeswoman for the Australian Country Music Foundation said Dawson had been sick for about six days before dying Wednesday in...

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Young process fear memories in unique way

BY : | 2008

Australian researchers have found very young rats process memories of fear differently than more mature rats do.University of New South Wales researchers said their finding advances the understanding of how fearful memories are learned and...

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